Re Re "Floodplain dwellers should pay full cost for levees" (Another View, Feb. 22): I am just flabbergasted that Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove, is passing the buck.
First, it was our government that gave the approval to build structures near the levees. They deemed it safe at that time.
Second, suggesting that the cost for levees should be shouldered by the people of Natomas, all I know is that we have been asked to pay extra on our property taxes to pay for the levees, so this is not a freebie.
Flood control is not only a Natomas problem. Lives will be endangered if these levees break. Politicians, do you want blood in your hands as well?
-- Myla Medrano, Sacramento